12th Graders Salute President Weah; Reaffirms Commitment to Quality Education

Monday, 23rd April 2018
Students Pose with President Weah Following the Meeting.
Students Pose with President Weah Following the Meeting.
Monrovia, Liberia: President George Manneh Weah has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to ensuring quality and improved learning for Liberian students. 
Improving the quality and standard of education and easing the burden on students, mainly 12th graders formed integral part of President Weah’s campaign message. The same was reiterated in his inaugural address as the 24th President of the country. 
The President spoke Friday, April 21, 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when a group of 12th graders from various high schools paid him a courtesy call, to show appreciation for underwriting their WASSCE fees. The Liberian Leader thanked the students; whose action reflected the biblical character of the one leper who returned to Jesus to thank Him (Jesus) for healing him.
The President urged the students to remain courageous and committed to their education sojourn, as his government is prepared and determined to improve the education sector of Liberia. He added that if students are to achieve their educational quest and make meaningful contributions to the development of their country, they have to remain steadfast in learning. 
According to the Liberian leader, it is the responsibility of his government to provide the necessary services and opportunities conducive for the citizenry under the Pro-Poor Agenda.  
Speaking earlier, the students praised President Weah for paying their WASSCE fees indiscriminately, an indication that the payment cuts across rich and the poor students. 
The students told President Weah that his action eased and solved the financial challenges their parents have been bearing for them. 
They also appealed to the President to construct several laboratories across the country to help students overcome the challenges in the education sector, and stressed “under your government, education in Liberia will improve to put Liberian students on par with other students in the region.”